Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Apparel Search Page on Google+

Apparel Search now has a page on Google+.  If you have not already found it on your own, here is a link to the Apparel Search page on Google+ for your easy reference.  If you wish to gain good luck, you are welcome to follow by joining the fashion circle.

https://plus.google.com/102881611844318800606

If you enjoy the Google+ pages, you may wish to check out some of the other fashion pages.  For example, you can check out the fashion page.


Monday, November 7, 2011

New Black Friday and Cyber Monday Websites

The holiday sales season is coming soon.  In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, Apparel Search has created for new websites dedicated to the holiday sales season.  We have created two sites about Black Friday and two sites about Cyber Monday.  Obviously, all four sites are regarding the clothing and fashion accessory aspects of these holiday sales.
 
Here are links to the four new sale sites:
 
 
We hope that you find these new black Friday and Cyber Monday websites to be of help when you are ready to research holiday sale circulars and special promotions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fashion News October 2011

Tonight three very nice fashion news articles have been posted on Apparel Search.

Nudie Jeans
Fashion Article Posted October 18, 2011

 

Ron Hill Clothing
Fashion Article Posted October 18, 2011

 

House of Holland Eclectic Fashion Designer Henry Holland Fashion Article Posted October 18, 2011

If you are interested, you can also view some other other fashion articles from earlier in the month and earlier this year.   You can also find more fashion news at the FashionNewspaper.com website.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jersey Fabrics

There is now a new home on the internet for learning more about jersey fabrics.  This past week a new textile site has launched which is called the jersey fabric website.  You can view the new site at JerseyFabric.org

Then site has been developed by the Apparel Search Company and is still under beta testing.  The site will have additional improvements in the near future.  If you are interested in learning about jersey fabric, check out this new textile guide.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back To School Shirts to Embellish from American Apparel


Here are a few back to school suggestions if you wish to quickly print up American Apparel shirts for back-to-school 2011.  OK, back to school shopping has already started.  However, you can possibly buy some in-stock product to embellish and get to the retail floor quickly.  If you miss the back to school time frame, you can still possibly sell the items...

2412 Fine Jersey Leisure Shirt
A classic short sleeve collared shirt with a 4-button placket, single front pocket and a reinforced collar in their soft 100% ring spun cotton Fine Jersey construction. Ideal for embellishing team logos or monogramming personal initials. The perfect addition to any book store and team apparel line. XXS is equivalent to youth sizes 8-10; XS can be used for youth sizes 10-12.

RSA2112 Kids Fine Leisure Jersey Shirt
A classic leisure shirt for kids in their 100% Fine Jersey cotton construction. Inspired by their popular style 2412 for adults; featuring a durable, structured collar to maintain shape during repeat washings. The lightweight, smooth, tight-knit surface is perfect for all types of embellishment, especially screen printing. Excellent for personalization and great for school and team logos! Fabric weight 4.3 oz/yd²(146 g/m²)

2472 Fine Jersey Long Sleeve Leisure Shirt
The long sleeve version of their stylish leisure shirt style 2412. Featuring cuffed arm openings, a single front pocket, and a structured collar that holds its shape after repeated washings. A great item for academic teams, as well as school and team memorabilia. Perfect for embroidery, screen printing and rhinestone appliqué. Fabric weight 4.3 oz/yd²(146 g/m²)

M304 Mélange Jersey Short Sleeve Gym T
A classic gym t-shirt cut in their Mélange Jersey 70% cotton / 30% polyester construction. Featuring contrast ribbed binding around the neckline and arm openings. The mélange jersey offers a textured color pattern with an extra soft to touch feel. Perfect for showing off school and team spirit. Great for all embellishment techniques, including direct-to-garment printing. Fabric weight 3.8 oz/yd² (129 g/m²)

Learn more about American Apparel from the American Apparel profile page on Apparel Search.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Apparel Search Facelift 2011

Apparel Search has just had a minor facelift.  Today, we have uploaded a new first page to the site.  It is a bit of a cleaner look.  Hopefully our viewers like it.  It is now visible for review at Apparel Search.

We have removed from the main page the following image.  By the way, we really love that image.  We just felt it was time for a change.


We may add this Apparel Search image back in the future.  But for now, hopefully you will like the new images.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Loop 18 Fashion Label by Fashion Bug

Leading women's specialty retailer, Fashion Bug, announces the July 2011 launch of its new fast-fashion apparel label, Loop 18. The proprietary label will feature figure-conscious fits with on-trend styles and silhouettes for junior sizes 9-27. Targeted towards a younger, more fashion-forward demographic, Loop 18 will be available exclusively at most Fashion Bug stores across the country, as well as online at Loop18.com.By the end of July 2011the plan is that Loop 18 will expand its presence from 121 to 439 Fashion Bug stores nationwide. Fashion Bug stores carrying the label will feature dedicated "store within store" Loop 18 boutiques.

ABOUT LOOP 18:
Fast fashion junior apparel label Loop 18 is an exciting new brand with a bold fashion vibe. Developed exclusively for junior sizes 9-27, Loop 18 offers today's hottest trends in figure-conscious fits at unbeatable values. Loop 18 is available in 439 Fashion Bug stores nationwide as well as online at Loop18.com. For more information about Loop 18 and to see and shop the latest fashion assortment, please visit Loop18.com. 
 

ABOUT FASHION BUG:
With nearly 700 specialty stores nationwide, Fashion Bug offers the best fashion trends, wardrobe basics, shoes, accessories, intimates and more for plus, misses and juniors size women at prices that fit her budget. Fashion Bug is owned and operated by Charming Shoppes, Inc. For more information about Fashion Bug and to see and shop the latest fashion assortment, please visit FashionBug.com.

Learn more about fashion boutiques and clothing stores that sell clothing for women.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Express Company Profile

Today, Apparel Search has posted a company profile page for Express.  You know, the specialty retailer.  If you would like to know more about Express, you can check out the new profile from the link below.

Learn more from the Express company profile.  Or you if you prefer, you can go directly to the Express company site.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Warehouse Space Available for Your Clothing Company


Warehousing is important to the apparel industry.  Most clothing companies have to be involved with a warehouse at one point or another.  If we are not storing our own merchandise in a warehouse, we are shipping product to another companies warehouse.

Here are a few links that may be of assistance to clothing companies:


The above links will take you to some of the key categories on the Warehouse Search website.

If you work in the Apparel Industry, and need a third party warehouse you may want to check the Available Warehouse Space section.  That area will once in a while have special situation where you can find discounted warehouse space available. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Electronic Article Surveillance for Clothing and Fashion Accessories

The following is from Apparel Mag:

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) has helped apparel retailers detect and prevent theft for decades, protecting everything from designer jeans and handbags to leather jackets and intimate apparel. Merchandise Visibility via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based solutions provides detailed insights into the location and quantity of apparel and footwear from the manufacturing source to the store in order to reduce out-of-stocks, reduce inventory costs and increase sales and margins. The time has come for the convergence of these two technologies: RFID applied as an EAS solution.

Two of the industry's leading authorities on how to leverage the full potential of RFID for the apparel industry -- Bill Hardgrave of Auburn University and Leslie Hand of IDC Retail Insights -- will provide insight into what RFID-based EAS means for retailers and apparel brand-owners, and how to benefit from its adoption.

https://apparelmag.webex.com/ec0605l/eventcenter/recording/recordAction.do?siteurl=apparelmag&theAction=poprecord&path=pop_program_info&recordID=463
 
We hope this helps you learn more about Electronic Article Surveillance for Clothing and Fashion Accessories. 
 
If you are interested in learning more about retail store security you can also check the retail store security section on Apparel Search.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fashion Liquidation Opportunities

The fashion industry their are many reasons for a company to have extra inventory on hand.  Some companies may have store returns or simply have surplus inventory for a variety of reasons.  Excess inventory occurs at nearly all phases of the supply chain.  It is very possible for clothing factories, apparel wholesalers and fashion boutiques to all have excess inventory on their hands.  Large clothing stores may sell off much of their inventory via special sales and promotions.  However, even after the attept to clean out the store to their customers, they may be straddled with garments that they wish to sell off.
 
Clothing companies that have extra product to sell can turn to the closeout companies and liquidators.  Large fashion industry resources such as Apparel Search provide information on where to find companies to assist with clearing out inventory.  If you are looking for clothing liquidators, you can check the clothing liquidator pages (which are found in the "closeouts" section).
 
Listed below you will find several helpful resources for apparel liquidation:
 
AllState Liquidation : Allstate Liquidation is one of the largest dealers of overstock, shelf pull, surplus, liquidation and wholesale apparel in the Midwest. They specialize in high end liquidation and wholesale apparel with exceptional quality, and the lowest prices. They offer wholesale women's, wholesale junior's, wholesale children's, wholesale men's and wholesale plus size women's clothing lots. Call or email them now to learn more and one of their sales representatives will assist you. First time buyer or pro, they can help you. At Allstate Liquidation they provide full manifests and pictures so you know exactly what you will be receiving in every lot you purchase.  Address: 1165 Clock Tower Plaza #155 Washington, MO 63090 Phone # (314) 650-6500 e-mail: sales@allstateliquidation.com
 
JD Closeouts is your place for pallets, lots and truckloads of quality Closeouts and Surplus Merchandise. They stock hundreds of pallets with various mixtures of products in order to supply their clientele and their ever-growing demand for discount and closeout goods. Over the years they have greatly expanded the variety of their product lines. According to JD Closeouts, "we deal with over 25 major Department Stores and Catalog Companies in the United States. We have a deal with these companies for years and have molded a strong and fortified relationship with them to be able to offer their clients the best price available on Closeouts, Surplus Merchandise, Department Store Returns and Liquidated Goods".  Phone Toll Free: 1-800-380-5861 or (954) 581-2702
 
Liquidation Closeouts : Liquidation Closeouts is a source for Brand Name Clothing, Apparel Closeouts, Liquidation Apparel, Overstock Apparel, Wholesale Apparel and Brand Name Clothing Closeouts. They liquidate brand name wholesale clothing from well known high end department stores in the nation. Toll Free Number: 1-800-456-9492 International Phone (718)-513-0128

Liquidation Closeouts Online : Liquidation Closeouts is an overstock wholesale company that deals with department store merchandise. They are affiliated with Wholesale Shoes Store - website that concentrates on selling department store liquidated designer shoes. We have contracts with major department stores and supply our customers with a wide assortment of designer merchandise. Lots include shelf-pulls, mark-down, out-of-season, in-store display and overstock items. We ship at very competitive rates nationwide and also provide international shipping. Liquidation Closeouts Address: 3150 18th st Suite 443 San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone (415)625-9811
 
Liquidity Services Inc. : Liquidity Services, Inc.’s mission is to provide business and government clients and buying customers the world’s most transparent, innovative and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for surplus assets.  Liquidity Services achieves maximum recovery for their clients’ customer returns, overstock, used and salvage assets by employing a multi-channel strategy that leverages their industry-leading online marketplaces, as well as direct sales and consumer marketplace channels.   On behalf of their clients, Liquidity Services has completed the sale of over $2.0 billion of surplus assets in over 500 product categories including consumer goods, capital assets and industrial equipment.  Liquidity Services, Inc. 1920 L St. NW, 6th Floor Washington, DC 20036  Calling from the US: 1-800-310-4604 or Internationally: +1 202 467 6868
  • Liquidation.com enables corporations and selected government agencies located in the United States to sell wholesale, surplus and salvage assets. This leading B2B marketplace and their related services are designed to meet the needs of clients by selling their surplus to domestic and international buyers.
  • GovDeals enables local and state government entities including city, county and state agencies as well as school boards and public utilities located in the United States to sell surplus and salvage assets. This marketplace and their related services are designed to meet the unique needs of public sector clients selling to domestic and international buyers.
  • UK-Liquidation enables European-based corporations and government agencies to sell surplus consumer goods and assets to European and other international buyers. While all of our marketplaces reach a global buyer base, we recognize that high shipping costs can impact the amount a buyer is willing to bid for goods. As a result, we created this marketplace and operations to geographically align European sellers and buyers. We intend to further expand our operations in Europe through our existing facilities in the United Kingdom.
The Liquidity Services Inc. also has other divisions to their company.  However, the above are most relevant to fashion.

Merchandize Liquidators : Their strong point is in providing their customers with the latest information, inventory availabilities and quality of new, overstock, surplus, used and salvages goods. They believe that all their customers are different. Some are well established in business with multiple retail outlets and warehouses of their own, and some are just starting out with small capital. They make every effort to accommodate the needs of all customers, from those with small budgets to those stocking a whole chain of stores. Communication is a key and they pride themselves with important and valuable information to make your buying experience comfortable, knowledgeable, pleasurable, but more importantly, offer you merchandise at discounted prices.  Phone (800) 218-9596 or (954) 454-7100 Fax (954) 455-7824 Address: 5364 NW 167 ST. Miami Gardens, Florida 33014
RS Trading Company  : All their customers are different. Some are well established in business wth multiple retail outlets and a warehouse of their own. Others are just starting out with minimum resources. They make every effort to accommodate the needs of all customers, from those with small budgets to those stocking a whole chain of stores.  Their goal is to provide every customer with the same closeouts and liquidations information, with up to the moment inventories and availabilities suited to their own buying needs.  Their experienced staff prides itself on its ability to facilitate the whole process to you, providing explanations of how the process works, and providing solutions from the point of sale to the delivery of you order, whether that is to your door, or to a port overseas.  Address: 2673 South Park Lane, Pembroke Park, Florida 33009.  Phone 1-954-964-3064 or 1-800-593-8595 (Within United States).

StealDeal : They buy closeouts, overruns, out of season, overstock, and cancellations of branded and non-branded apparel for men and women, including but not limited to: shirts, jeans, tees, shoes, hats, outerwear, dresses, shorts, and much, much more.  They purchase their goods from anyone who sells closeouts. They buy branded goods directly from manufacturers such as Akademiks, Enyce, Coogi, and Rocawear, as well as independent sales reps and custom brokers. Today the branded market is only a portion of their business interest. They buy large quantities of various private label and unbranded goods with increasing frequency.

TDW Closeouts : TDW, Inc. carries a full line of salvage merchandise, closeouts merchandise, surplus closeouts, department stores closeouts, department store returns and salvage truckloads from over 100 department stores in America.  Their prices are pennies on the wholesale dollar. TDW, Inc. is made up of Salvage buyers, Salvage sellers, Salvage contract holders and Salvage Experts.  They supply Brokers, Flea Market Vendors, Auctioneers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Exporters, Distributors, Non-Profit Organizations and Surplus Stores.  Toll-Free: 1-800-946-8736 Local: 954-746-8000
 
WMS Wholesale : WMS Wholesale is an off price below wholesale distributor of junior and women's apparel and fashion accessories since 1988. They have indicated that all clothes are either factory fresh, 1st quality closeouts, cancellations and over stocks, including below Wholesale Urban City Wear.  WMS also offers wholesale lingerie, footwear for men and women (shoes, sandals, boots), misses and juniors tops and junior missy jeans, trendy fashion costume jewelry and trendy fashion accessories and other stylish wholesale merchandise and fad gifts to the small retailer.  Address: 525 N. Andreasen Dr Units #A & B Escondido CA 92029 Phone 760 233-9800

In addition to the above resources, do not forget to visit the apparel closeout section of Apparel Search to find additional resources.  From their you will find closeout message boards, closeout buyers guide, off-price fashion events, and more.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Google +1 Button For Fashion Industry

Apparel Search has posted an article today regarding the new Google +1 button.  As with everything done by Apparel Search, we have explained how this new Google +1 button is relevant to the fashion industry.

Read the Google +1 Fashion article on Apparel Search.


Learn about the Google +1 button from the Google website.

Designer Fashion Boutique Launched

This week the Apparel Search Company has launched a new website called the Designer Fashion Boutique.  This is a boutique style fashion guide built to help consumers shop for clothing and fashion accessories.

Here are a few of the sites stylish categories:


Learn more about this new launched website at DesignerFashionBoutique.com or use this link to the Designer Fashion Boutique.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Active Shoe Suspension System : Auri Shoe News

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Exceed Company Ltd : China Apparel Company Spotlight April 2011

Exceed Company Ltd. designs, develops and engages in wholesale of footwear, apparel and accessories under its own brand, XIDELONG, in China. Since it began operations in 2002, Exceed has targeted its growth on the consumer markets in the second and third-tier cities in China. Exceed has three principal categories of products: (i) footwear, which comprises running, leisure, basketball, skateboarding and canvas footwear, (ii) apparel, which mainly comprises sports tops, pants, jackets, track suits and coats, and (iii) accessories, which mainly comprise bags, socks, hats and caps. Exceed Company Ltd. currently trades on Nasdaq under the symbols "EDS", "EDSWW" and "EDSUU".

Check out the product brand website at http://www.xdlong.cn/brand_station/.

They are traded on (NASDAQ: EDS).

Learn more about this China Apparel Company and others on Apparel Search.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., through its subsidiaries, (“AEO, Inc.”) offers high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices. The American Eagle Outfitters® brand targets 15 to 25 year old girls and guys, with 929 stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.ae.com.  Aerie® by american eagle offers apparel and intimates collections for the AE® girl, with 148 standalone stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.aerie.com. The latest brand, 77kids® by american eagle®, is available online at www.77kids.com, as well as at nine stores across the nation. The 77kids brand offers small sizes and great big style for kids 0-14. AE.COM®, the online home of the brands of AEO, Inc. ships to 76 countries worldwide.

Learn more about American Eagle Outfitters on Apparel Search.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Apparel Industry Struggles : Discuss Solutions at the fashio forum discussion area on FIN

During the past few years, apparel retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers have been confronted with complex challenges.  At the same time that speed to market and overall supply chain efficiency remain as crucial concerns, the cost of doing business has dramatically increased.  If you are an apparel manufacturer, you are well aware that cotton and other fibers and materials have gone up significantly in price.  Also, the growth in once highly competitive labor markets is driving the price of production higher and higher.  So, what should an apparel business do to stay competitive?  Should we raise prices to our customers or will this force them to walk away from us an purchase product else where?  Well, if the cotton prices have risen for everyone, doesn't that mean our competitors prices also must increase. 
 
You can discuss these issues and others in the forum discussion area of the Fashion Industry Network.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Textile and Apparel Industry India Report

Today I have come across a government study (US Goverment study) regarding the textile and apparel industry in India.  This is NOT new news because the report is from March 2001.  Yes, that is 2001 NOT 2011.  Anyway, although the info is out dated, it is still interesting to see the study from a decade ago.  It is good to compare what was stated back in 2001 compared to the reality of the India apparel and textile industry of today.

If you are really interested in India fashion, you may want to check out the India Fashion Week section on Apparel Search and also visit the India Apparel Industry section.
Below is a brief portion of the textile and apparel industry India report from March 2001 : Publication 3401.  You can find the full textile and apparel industry India report at http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/working_papers/pub3401.pdf

Learn about apparel industry reports on Apparel Search.

The views expressed in this staff study are those of the Office of Industries, U.S. International Trade Commission. They are not necessarily the views of the U.S. International Trade Commission as a whole or any individual commissioner.

The study examines India’s textile and apparel industry in terms of its structural anomalies and other key factors inhibiting the growth of the industry, competitive strengths and weaknesses of the industry, government programs designed to help improve the competitiveness of the industry, tariffs and other market access barriers impeding growth in trade and investment, and product sectors that offer opportunities for growth in U.S. trade and investment.
Industry Structure

The textile and apparel industry is one of the leading segments of the Indian economy and the largest source of foreign exchange earnings for India. This industry accounts for 4 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), 20 percent of industrial output, and slightlymore than 30 percent of export earnings. The textile and apparel industry employs about 38 million people, making it the largest source of industrial employment in India. The study identifies the following structural characteristics of India’s textile and apparel industry:
  • India has the second-largest yarn-spinning capacity in the world (after China), accounting for roughly 20 percent of the world’s spindle capacity. India’s spinning segment is fairly modernized; approximately 35 to 40 percent of India’s spindles are less than 10 years old. During 1989-98, Indiawas the leading buyer of spinning machinery, accounting for 28 percent of world shipments. India’s production of spun yarn is accounted for almost entirely by the “organized mill sector,” which includes 285 large vertically-integrated “composite mills” and nearly 2,500 spinning mills.
  • India has the largest number of looms in place toweave fabrics, accounting for 64 percent of the world’s installed looms. However, 98 percent of the looms are accounted for by India’s powerloom and handloom sectors, which use mostly outdated equipment and producemostly low-value unfinished fabrics. Composite mills account for 2 percent of India’s installed looms and 4 percent of India’s fabric output.
  • The handloomand powerloomsectorswere establishedwith government support, mainly to provide rural employment. These sectors benefit from various tax exemptions and other favorable government policies, which ensure that fabrics produced in these sectors are price competitive against those of composite mills.
  • The fabric processing (dyeing and finishing) sector, the weakest link in India’s textile supply chain, consists of a large number of small units located in and around the powerloom and handloom centers. The proliferation of small processing units is due to India’s fiscal policies, which favor small independent hand- and power-processing units over composite mills with modern processing facilities.
  • The production of apparel in Indiawas, until recently, reserved for the small-scale industry (SSI) sector, which was defined as a unit having an investment in plant and machinery equivalent to less than $230,000. Apparel units with larger investments were allowed to operate only as export-oriented units (EOUs). As a result, India’s apparel sector is highly fragmented and is characterized by low levels of technology use.
Competitive Position of India’s Textile and Apparel Industry

India’s share of global exports of textiles and apparel increased from 1.8 percent in 1980 to 3.3 percent in 1998. However, India’s export growth was lower than that of most Asian countries during that period. The study identifies a number of competitive strengths of the Indian textile and apparel industry :
  • India has a large fiber base, and ranks as the world’s third-leading producer of cotton, accounting for 15 percent of the world’s cotton crop. India produces a wide variety of cotton, providing operational flexibility for domestic textile producers. In themanmade fiber sector, India is theworld’s fifth-largest producer of polyester fibers and filament yarns and the third-largest producer of cellulosic fibers and filament yarns.
  • India is theworld’s second-largest textile producer (after China), and is diversified and capable of producing awide variety of textiles. The spinning segment is fairly modernized and competitive, accounting for about 20 percent of world cotton yarn exports.
  • India’s textile and apparel industry benefits from a large pool of skilled workers and competent technical and managerial personnel. India’s labor is inexpensive; hourly labor costs in the textile and apparel industry average less than 5 percent of those in the U.S. textile and apparel industry. The study also identifies the competitive weaknesses that have impeded the growth of India’s  textile and apparel industry:
  • Policies of the Government of India (GOI) favoring small firms have resulted in the establishment of a large number of small independent units in the spinning, weaving, and processing sectors. Sources in India claim that GOI policies have provided competitive advantages for the small independent units over the generally larger composite mills, discouraged investments in newmanufacturing technologies, and limited large-scale manufacturing and the attendant benefits of economies of scale.
  • Sources in India also claim that because of the GOI policies, small units have significantly lower production costs than the composite mills, use low levels of technology, and producemostly lowvalue-added goods of lowquality that are less competitive globally.
  • India’s textile industry depends heavily on domestically produced cotton. Almost two-thirds of domestic cotton production is rain fed, which results in wide weather-related fluctuations in cotton production. Moreover, the contamination level of Indian cotton is among the highest in the world. According to sources in India, the cotton ginning quality is poor, contributing to defective textile products.
  • The GOI policy reserving apparel production for the SSI sector had restricted the entry of large-scale units and discouraged investment in new apparel manufacturing technologies. As a result, most Indian apparel producers do not benefit from economies of scale.
  • The competitiveness of India’s apparel sector is adversely impacted by an inadequate domestic supply of quality fabrics. Fabric imports are subject to high duty rates and other domestic taxes that increase the cost of imported fabrics. Another major weakness of the Indian apparel sector is a lack of product specialization which, along with a limited fabric base, has limited India’s apparel production and exports to low value-added goods.
  • India has high energy and capital costs,multiple taxation, and lowproductivity, all of which add to production costs. As a result, textile and apparel products from India are less competitive than those of China and other developing countries in the international market.
Read more of the textile and apparel industry India report.  Also, you can learn more about the textile and apparel industry on Apparel Search or join in the discussion about the fashion industry at the Fashion Industry Network.

Learn more about the apparel industry and the textile industry.

You can discuss textiles in the textile group discussion at FIN.

Read news about India fashion and textiles.

You may want to check out the Indian Textile Association website as well.

Friday, April 1, 2011

VLOV Apparel represents Victory and Love, a reflection of a successful life.

VLOV represents Victory and Love, a reflection of a successful life.
VLOV, Inc., a leading lifestyle apparel designer based in China, designs, sources and markets VLOV brand fashion-forward apparel for men ages 18 to 45. As of December 31, 2010, VLOV products were sold through 526 points of sale operated by independent distributors across northern, central and southern China.

VLOV, Inc., a brand manager, engages in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of casual apparel and clothing products under the brand name VLOV in the People's Republic of China. The Company offers its apparel and accessorries through distributors to middle class men 20 to 45 in tier II and tier III cities. VLOV, Inc. sells its products through distributors in 12 provinces. As of August 12, 2010, its distributors owned and operated 519 points of sale across the People's Republic of China, including counters, concessions, free standing stores, and store-in-stores. The Company is based in Xiamen, the People's Republic of China.
 
Learn more about apparel companies from China on the Apparel Search website.
Learn more about clothing, fashion and fabrics on the Apparel Search directory.

If you have a men's fashion company, you can list your company on Apparel Search and also at the men's fashion directory website.  Both are different directories and can benefit your menswear business.

Stone Rose Mens Apparel : Apparel Company Spotlight April 2011

Stone Rose is an intelligent line of fine fit men's apparel, inspired by the day-into-night lifestyle.  Designed for the contemporary man, the versatile collections offer vibrant color combinations and high thread count luxury cotton woven shirts and blazers.  The successful brand has taken the men's industry by storm and expanded to international markets including Canada, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Germany, Central and South America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.  Coming soon will be an offering of knits and accessories to compliment the line. 

Learn more about Stone Rose Mens Apparel.

Learn more about men's apparel on Apparel Search from the men's clothes guide section.

Learn more about other apparel companies.

Here is some news about Stone Rose men's apparel company from April 1st, 2011.  Read more fashion news at the Fashion Newspaper.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 teens and fans lined up to snap a shot with Justin Bieber's hair to raise money for charity.  The free and open-to-the-public event, produced by Miami-based Stone Rose men's apparel, benefitted Operation USA, who will donate the $4,000 raised to Japan's Tsunami disaster relief.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

About baggallini

baggallini, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is recognized as a leader in creating fashionable, functional, organized handbags, tote bags and travel accessories. The Company has been named four times to Inc. magazine's list of the fastest growing companies in America. To learn more, visit baggallini.com.

baggallini is a privately-owned developer and marketer of functional, fashionable handbags, tote bags and travel accessories. Its products are sold primarily in North America through a network of thousands of full-price specialty and independent retailers, boutiques, travels stores, catalogs and on-line retailers. From 2006-to-2010, baggallini recorded a compounded annual revenue growth rate of approximately 19 percent.

Learn more about baggallini.

Learn more about apparel industry companies on Apparel Search.

Have you read baggallini to be Acquired by R.G. Barry Corporation.

Apparel Search

Apparel Search is one of the first and largest fashion industry directories created specifically for the internet.  Apparel Search is a guide that covers nearly every aspect of clothing, textiles, and fashion accessories.  This includes clothing factories, clothing stores, fashion wholesalers, fashion jobs, fashion news, fashion blogs, and much more.  Every aspect of the apparel industry can be found on Apparel Search.

Learn more at the Apparel Search website.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scholarship From Fashion Retailer Nordstrom 2011

Nordstrom Scholarship Program Doubles  As part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to communities, Nordstrom has expanded its annual scholarship program to now offer $10,000 college scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students around the country – double the number of scholarships available in previous years. The program's expansion now makes students in every state where Nordstrom has a full-line store eligible to apply for the awards.
 
Read Nordstrom Scholarship Program Doubles at the Fashion Newspaper.
Learn more about fashion education and fashion schools on Apparel Search.
Find fashion schools in the United States to further your fashion education.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Latest in Apparel Decorating Technology and Garment Print Performance

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Men's Fashion on eBay : Men's fashion auctions

Apparel Search is currently working to improve the men's fashion auctions section by further developing a men's fashion on eBay area.

The section is currently under development, but you can view the start at the men's fashion auctions on eBay page.  Currently, only the accessories for men and athletic clothing for men pages are created.


The above are still in their BETA testing stage.  So, if you find problems with the links, we apologize.

Learn more about men's clothing at auction from our old section.  When completed, the new area will be more comprehensive.  If you wish to learn about fashion for women and children as well, you can try the clothing at auction page.  You may also find the women's fashion on eBay section to be of help.

Again, the men's fashion on eBay section (on Apparel Search) is still in its early stages.  Please be patient as this area is developed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Men's Sweater Store

Have you seen the new men's sweater store from Apparel Search.  The men's sweater store utilizes the industries leading technology resources, inventory management, and order processing.  If you are in the market for men's sweaters, you really should check out the new men's sweater store.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hair Care Products For Fashion Industry

Hair is not technically fashion.  However, hair is still of importance to the fashion industry.  Models typically have beautiful hair, unique hair, or at least professionally styled hair.  Certainly, you are aware that the fashion industry has an important segment of the industry that specializes in hair.  I assume you have heard of hairstylists.  It is important for hairstylists to know more then just hairstyles.  They also need to know about haircare.  Below you will find hair care products that may be of interest to you.
Hair Care
Hair Care Tips
Hair Conditioner
Hair Curlers
Hair Curling Irons
Hair Dryers
Hair Dyes
Hair Gel
Hair Nets
Hair Powder
Hair Shampoo
Hair Spray
Hair Styles
Hair Styling Accessories
Hair Styling Products
Hair Styling Tools
Hair Stylists
Hair Treatments
Haircare
Men's Hair Dyes
Scalp Treatments
Women's Hair Dyes

We hope that these links will help you learn more about hair care products.

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